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The Family Jewels

The Family Jewels (1965) starring Jerry Lewis
The Family Jewels (1965) starring Jerry Lewis  The Family Jewels is actually one of my favorite Jerry Lewis films.   The basic plot is that a young rich girl, Donna, has been orphaned.  While being protected by the family chauffeur  Willard (played by Jerry Lewis) who has been...
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Way … Way Out

Way ... Way Out (1966) starring Jerry Lewis, Connie Stevens, Dick Shawn, Anita Ekberg
Way … Way Out (1966) starring Jerry Lewis, Connie Stevens,  Dick Shawn,  Anita Ekberg Synopsis of Way… Way Out  Way … Way Out is set in the “far future” of 1986 (!), there’s a problem with the American lunar base — the men stationed there for long-term missions...
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The Big Mouth

The Big Mouth (1967) starring Jerry Lewis, Del Moore, Charlie Callas
The Big Mouth    (1967) starring Jerry Lewis, Del Moore, Charlie Callas Synopsis of The Big Mouth, starring Jerry Lewis In The Big Mouth, Jerry Lewis plays the role of Gerald Clamson, a bank examiner on vacation who, while fishing, catches a frogman.  The frogman, who coincidentally is...
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The Bellboy

The Bellboy(1960), starring Jerry Lewis
The Bellboy(1960), starring Jerry Lewis  You’ve heard the phrase, laugh out loud funny?   Jerry Lewis — €˜ The Bellboy is, literally, laugh out loud funny.   How do I know?   I’ve just watched it on AMC — €¦ and laughed so loud, so often, that my...
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Don’t Raise the Bridge, Lower the River

Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River (1968) starring Jerry Lewis, Jacqueline Pearce, Terry-Thomas
Don’t Raise the Bridge, Lower the River (1968) starring Jerry Lewis, Jacqueline Pearce, Terry-Thomas  Don’t Raise the Bridge, Lower the River is a Jerry Lewis film, based on the book of the same name.   Oddly, Jerry Lewis is cast playing the part of the straight man in the...
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Hook, Line and Sinker

Hook, Line and Sinker (1969) starring Jerry Lewis, Anne Francis, Peter Lawford
Hook, Line and Sinker (1969) starring Jerry Lewis, Anne Francis, Peter Lawford Synopsis of Hook, Line and Sinker  In  Hook, Line and Sinker,  Jerry Lewis plays the part of Peter Ingersoll, an unhappy insurance salesman who’s living the American Dream, only to be so caught up in...
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Three on a Couch

Three on a Couch (1966) starring Jerry Lewis, Janet Leigh, James Best
Three on a Couch    (1966) starring Jerry Lewis, Janet Leigh,  James Best Three on a Couch is a Jerry Lewis comedy that’s both funny and charming.   The basic plot is that Jerry Lewis’ character, Christopher Pride, is an artist who has won a prestigious French art...
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The Nutty Professor

The Nutty Professor (1963) starring Jerry Lewis, Stella Stevens
The Nutty Professor (1963) starring Jerry Lewis, Stella Stevens  The Nutty Professor is Jerry Lewis‘ most famous film, and with good reason.   Unlike many of his comedies, this is more than a thin plot for him to hang slapstick on.   The character of Dr. Julius Kelp...
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End of the MDA Telethon

Jerry Lewis hosting the MDA telethon in 1975
A scant 4 years after removing Jerry Lewis as the host of the MDA telethon, the telethon is now going off the air. Quoting from the New York Daily News:
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Jerry Lewis and the Labor Day Telethon for the MDA

Jerry Lewis hosting the MDA telethon in 1975
Jerry Lewis has been organizing and hosting a Labor Day telethon to help raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) since 1966.  Over the years, Jerry has helped raise over 2 billion dollars.  In fact, Jerry Lewis is one of the few fundraisers who actually brings in more money than is pledged....
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